Psoriasis is one of the most common skin disorders seen at Yamhill Valley Dermatology. Contrary to what is often portrayed in popular media, psoriasis is highly variable and can be challenging to diagnose. It is often a chronic disorder which is often accompanied by a persistent itching and, if on exposed surfaces, socially embarrassing. As psoriasis is highly variable, so are the treatments which include topical creams, good skin care, oral and injectable medications, as well as lasers. Psoriasis, being a genetic disease, often has associated diseases (called comorbidities) such as arthritis, heart disease, and diabetes. We take psoriasis as a whole-body disorder to give you the best treatment plan available for your psoriasis type.